THE SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP Casts Kyleigh Curran as Abra Stone

Kyleigh Curran (‘I Can I Will I Did’) is set to join Ewan McGregor (‘Christopher Robin’), Rebecca Ferguson (‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’), Carl Lumbly (‘Supergirl’), Alex Essoe (‘Starry Eyes’), and Zahn McClarnon (‘Westworld’) for ‘Doctor Sleep,’ the forthcoming follow-up to Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1977 horror ‘The Shining.’

With Mike Flanagan (‘Gerald’s Game,’ ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ ‘Oculus’) behind the camera, ‘Doctor Sleep’ continues on the story that began in ‘The Shining,’ picking up with Jack Torrence’s son Danny (McGregor) who is now a middle-aged man. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Danny (now going by Dan) has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence.

Settling in a New Hampshire town, Dan finds an AA community that sustains him and a gets a job as a orderly at a nursing home where he uses his remnant “shining” power to bring comfort to the dying patients. However, just as Dan begins to settle into his new role, he establishes a psychic connection with Abra Stone, a young girl who shares his psychic abilities and is being targeted by The True Knot, a tribe of quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Newcomer Curran will take on the role of Abra Stone, with Lumbly playing Dick Halloran and Essoe as Wendy Torrance, roles that Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall played in the Kubrick-directed original. Per Deadline, Ferguson plays Rose The Hat, head of The True Knot.

Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Akiva Goldsman is also on board as executive producer.